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Insanely Corrupt Hospital In Zimbabwe Charges Women $5 For Each Scream During Childbirth

Corruption is reportedly so systemic in Zimbabwe, one of Africa’s poorest countries, that a local hospital charges pregnant women $5(N800) every time they scream while giving birth.

The new report from Transparency International on corruption around the world says the penalty was for “raising false alarm.” but clearly aimed at separating mothers from their money.

Women who can’t afford the high fees are sometimes detained at the hospital and charged interest until their family can pay up.
As a result, many Zimbabwean mothers give birth at home because they can’t afford the charges.

This is a country, according to United Nations reports, that on average, eight mothers die during childbirth every single day!

Unexpected work took me out of town. But all’s good now. No too vex abeg. Won’t happen like this again. Promise.

18 Comments

18 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    July 12, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Welcome back tanx for apologising. Well I don see country way Naija better pass. My dear still keep ur job whil ur blog grows.economy hard dis days. Love u loads. Onyii

  2. Anonymous

    July 12, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    We don miss u like jonah misses patience Lol

  3. Anonymous

    July 12, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Lots of ppl visit bt wit no new gist it is frustrating

  4. Anonymous

    July 12, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Na wa ooo laila u just leave us ehen!

  5. Anonymous

    July 12, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    We understand! It is not easy na bad country cosam if not u for don quite dat ur job.

  6. Anonymous

    July 12, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Laila dearie welcome back. It has become a national anthem in ur blog. Pls employ ur husband jare or another hand t help u naaaa.

  7. Dat Igbo boy

    July 12, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Kendra ibiakwa…! Na every weekend? Am applying as weekend blogger.

  8. Laila

    July 12, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    *lmao. thanks guys E ma binu biko unu ewela iwe.

  9. Anonymous

    July 12, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    I don't think Laila is married o. Laila employ me as ur husband and I will double as ur PA too.

    Back to the Zimbabwe hospital ish I'm speechless! Mugabe shld just die already plsss so that the country can move forward even if its at snail pace! Ahan!!!

  10. BonkoINC

    July 13, 2013 at 6:54 am

    She is happily married with kids.

  11. Anwuli Oputa

    July 13, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Welcome back Laila and for the topic above I am so shocked.

  12. ExoticEyez MiMi

    July 13, 2013 at 9:24 am

    You most def have not been seeing her posts mentioning her and hubby. Laila don't bail on us again.

  13. ExoticEyez MiMi

    July 13, 2013 at 9:36 am

    These people must be crazy do they know what the pain of childbearing feels like?

  14. Oluyomi Odukoya

    July 13, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Kai poverty is a bastard.

  15. EDDIE~SYFAR

    July 13, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Funny country welcome back dear

  16. EDDIE~SYFAR

    July 13, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Funny country welcome back dear

  17. Anonymous

    July 13, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    I miss you oooo. I just keep checking.

  18. nydraps

    July 15, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Poverty i̶̲̥̅̊s̶̲̥̅̊ α wicked fella….

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